New York City has always been fascinating to me.
Every year I would anticipate planning our week long NYC trip consisting of bagels and cream cheese, Ray’s Pizza, broadway shows, and people watching galore!! There is no such thing as a diet in New York. Psh, you’ll walk it off anyways. That’s what I’ll tell myself now anyways!
This magical city is held close to my heart because of the fond memories I have of it.
One of the best days was taking the subway to the very tip most southern point (Battery Park) and walking up Manhattan with my dad. Wall Street, China Town, Strawberry Fields, we saw it all. Exploration at its finest.
Another was when my mom got me out of school in the middle of the week for a long weekend because we had to go to New York to see one of her favorite artist’s newest installations through Central Park.
P.S. If you don’t know who Christo and Jeanne-Claude are then please do yourself a favor and do some art research. The Gates was unreal to see in person.
Soho introduced me to my love of boutiques and fashion and Central Park made me slow down and enjoy my surroundings (yes, even in the NYC hustle and bustle).
I love seeing a city so diverse and so proud of it. People are my inspiration. Of course being a sociology major in college comes with realizing and seeing some issues differently than others. And I think that’s why I’ve always been so attracted to this city and its people.
September 11 is always somewhat of a haunting day. That was the day my favorite city fell to its knees. But it has been unbelievable to see this city come back to life.
I cannot express my excitement that I’ll be in New York City for my next mini vacation in November. I can already feel the crisp air and the smell of Barney’s. Plus my boyfriend has NEVER been!
What the hell!
AND we are definitely using the amazing Airbnb to make our living costs cheaper. Hotels are fabulous but seriously I do not have $2,000 to sleep for three nights! Instead we’ll be staying off Lexington on the East side. Can you say fabulous?!
This will be the trip of a lifetime! + I can’t wait to write about it!